Wait a sec.... this is the same post from yesterday.
Anything you may need, get it. Bring weapons of some sort. Not everyone is going to be peaceful.
So, I will respond with yesterday's response... LOL
The poster is dead wrong on preparation it gives others a "reminder" that there will be nutcase looters running around trying to thieve and murder
to get basic essentials because they did not prepare. Be ready for that.
Your going to have to eat... always, Having a year or two's worth of food at your place of residence is the smart thing to do.... If you buy what you
eat, your going to eat it before it goes bad. Just Rotate it. It is not that difficult and if you haven't noticed.. can food prices DON'T DECREASE.
That can of Tuna that you buy today for .75 cents may cost you $1.50 two years from now. I currently have Tuna on my kitchen that expires in October
of 2010. I bought it about two years ago for 50 cents.... today it is 75 cents.
Why NOT pre-buy food at a lower price?
Isolation works if you have concealment. Nobody is coming to take your stuff or cause you harm if they do not know you are there.
A pre-planned underground shelter can take care of this.
Though I have an "oh sh it" kit myself in case we MUST quickly evacuate and am unable to make it to my property but that is an option of last resort
and I hope this isn't your primary plan of preparation.....
In my opinion, living off the land (unprepared land) is an idiot's idea unless your so, so, so remote in a wilderness that it is possible (Alaska,
Rockies, Etc.). All of these people who believe running to a state park with a damned bag and a gun is a "smart thing" to do would have a rude
awakening when they find 10,000 other people who had the same idea....(and none of them have more than 2 weeks worth of food... idiots) and many of
those people will love to take your stuff when you arrive or gladly take you out when they find you in the woods. Fear & Paranoia can drive normal
people to do really crazy things, and let's face it.. some very bad people are also survivalist, it just isn't the family oriented type with morals.
Hell, a few months ago I remember a topic which was mentioning killing and stealing from the neighbors with some people justifying it. THAT attitude
should wake you up. It would be like a reality show in the woods as "bug out" guys start their own little war in the woods.
Unfortunately, today's modern society with living in cities and sub-divisions makes it hard to prepare a "hidden sanctuary" but I would advise
anyone who has the means to prepare a concealed location "preferably underground" to weather out any long term X crisis. To many "survivalist"
lunatics will be running around like the "end of the world" during a major crisis and they will be as dangerous if not worse as any wandering gangs
of zombies. If an event of great magnitude happens, Police and National Guard will deploy to food warehouses and stores, they will shoot you if you
are running around looting with an open firearm... then what, shoot back? Start killing everyone around you? It's not a good idea... IF and only IF
it is a "doomsday" event would I ever consider pro-active looting on Walmart and Kroger and even then a concealed weapon just in case. Open rifle
carry will make you a target... from either the authorities OR competition. Why risk getting shot by the other idiot with a rifle... shoot him first
is the mentality of people. It is better all the way around to be PRE-PREPARED so you do not have to put yourself in these situations.
Also, from a "smart looters" point of view.... wouldn't it be better to already have all the heavy stuff (food) so you can "visit" the Pharmacy
Having a year's supply of food stored in your "sanctuary" is the best option. Depending on the crisis, Sit it out & low for a time.
Cover and Concealment is your best defense.... If they don't know your there, they won't be coming to take your stuff.
Today you can buy white rice for 50 cents a POUND. (don't buy brown, the oil in it goes rancid.)
Spend 20 dollars a pay period on rice and 3 dollar buckets from Lowes or Walmart. Freeze each bag of rice (to kill eggs) and put it in the bucket the
next day. Stick it in your basement, it will last years without additional mylar bags or oxy absorbers... with those you probably get 20 instead of 7
but 7 is enough.
[edit on 26-7-2009 by infolurker]